2019 Tour!

2019 Tour!

Over the past few years I have grown to know and love La Voix from the Christmas pantomime at Aylesbury Waterside Theatre. She has one of those vibrant personalities that can’t help but make you smile. For those of you who don’t know her from panto, you might remember her from Britain’s Got Talent or the Ab Fab Movie.

I was excited to be able to take my partner along to review the show. It was the day after Valentines, so what better way to celebrate the love, than with a gorgeous over the top drag queen. Although I have seen her show once before, my partner has only ever seen her in panto, so I was eagerly looking forward to his reaction to the show. Just imagine a whole theatre child free, yes child free, free for us to see the other side of La Voix, the side the little darlings can’t.

Immediately I was impressed by her significant stage presence right from the opening number. She very quickly got the audience members completely involved with her chatter, banter and obviously keeping her jokes very close to the line. The one about thinking Ariana Grande was a word font due to her name, did tickle me. There were two lesbians sitting in the front row, so when she said lesbians didn’t like being called lesbians, I was like “oh wow, where is she going with this…?”  Apparently they prefer the term vegans – oh how we all laughed as she went on to ask if any vegans were in the theatre tonight?!

The stage was simple, with a glitzy entrance tunnel and her four-piece band on stage supporting her as she performed a range of numbers. The strength and power in her voice clearly won us all over by the first half.

I loved listening to people’s conversations during the interval, some raving about the show, some almost shocked as they had no idea how good her vocals were. I enjoy watching people watching, listening and absorbing the love for the show, for theatre.

The second half was much more musical and I enjoyed the beautiful version of Cher’s Jessy James. If I had closed my eyes for a moment I could have easily mistaken her for the real thing. I was really impressed how she could sing so many different styles, including Judy Garland, Shirley Bassey and Liza Minelli. She told us how she would take on different artists and explained that to pull off Tina Turner, she would have to pretend to have a coat hanger left in her dress, whilst having a stroke and then walking as if she had a ball between her legs. As we were vividly imagining that, we were then blessed with that very sight, and how we roared with laughter!

The encore was Total Eclipse of the Heart, which got everyone to their feet! As with all great evenings of entertainment, La Voix put on a show where we wanted to carry the party on into the night – in my opinion La Voix needs her own TV show just like Mrs Doubtfire, something we can tune into for our weekly fix!

There definitely needs to be more drag in the world. Thank you La Voix, simply fabulous darling! See you in panto land at the end of the year.

Check out La Voix’s website for further details about her 2019 tour dates.

https://lavoix.co.uk/

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Live, Loud and Fabulous!

Live, Loud and Fabulous!

La Voix’s show, Live, Loud and Fabulous, couldn’t be
more aptly named as, to quote the film she starred in with Jennifer Saunders
and Joanna Lumley,  she is simply ‘Absolutely Fabulous Dah-ling!

Having seen La Voix
in panto at The Waterside for the past 4 years and loved her voice, warmth and professionalism,
it was an absolute joy to see her cabaret show and experience her considerable
wit, good humour and vocal talents as an impersonator.  Try and imagine Judy Garland performing an
Adele song?  Surely that wouldn’t
work?  Oh but it does and she’s so clever
with her perfect mannerisms vocally and physically.  How about a 72 year old Lisa Minnelli
performing a song from Cabaret,
having had a hip replacement or two? 
Hysterical!  A medley of Cher
songs and of course Shirley Bassey  also
both perfectly matched  their unique
styles and intonations.

La Voix came to the public’s attention when she reached the
semi-finals of Britain’s Got Talent
in 2014, losing out to Pudsey the Dog! La
Voix
 has an incredible vocal range with a powerful belt and singing the song
from Dreamgirls’‘And I am Telling You I’m Not Going’,
brought the house down.

The evening is all about the comedy though and her stand up
is second to none.  I’ve always said that
great comedy requires great wit and too often ‘comedians’ rely on foul language
to get laughs because they’re just not clever enough.  La Voix’s
language is clean and she interacts with the audience, taking the Mickey out of
people without ever being cruel or offending. 
That to me is the mark of someone really clever, witty and
intelligent.  I laughed all the way
through as did the rest of the audience.

The costumes are dazzling and glamorous and I have no idea
how she managed to walk on those huge platform sequined shoes without tripping
over.  Supported on stage by her band,
they must have had a difficult job knowing quite when she was going to do the
next song as a spontaneous thought changed the direction of the show, but  you could see they loved it as much as we did.

The theatre was packed and after the show, La Voix, went into the foyer to chat to
the audience or have selfies taken with them. 
I can honestly say that I’ve never seen the area so crowded with people queuing
patiently, which shows how much they’d enjoyed the show and wanted to meet
her.  It really is the most fabulous
evening and it’s great to see a fantastic cabaret evening filling the theatre.

For more info and future tour dates go to https://lavoix.co.uk/

Reviewed by:

Yvonne Delahaye

'La Voix Meets' Review

'La Voix Meets' Review

**** 

In the second instalment of this year’s trilogy of La Voix Meets, nationally cherished medium Sally Morgan joined the inimitable La Voix at Live at Zédel for an exclusive interview. The pair, who have enjoyed a friendship for many years, spoke openly about Sally’s early life, her work and, most importantly, how her curious ability to communicate with spirits actually works! A fun and rare insight into Sally’s career, hostess La Voix peppered the conversation with jokes and gossip, keeping the interview fresh and intriguing and giving us more than a few titbits of insider info.

With the occasional prompt from La Voix, Sally took us on a trip down memory lane. Starting with her early years in Fulham, she talked openly about her childhood and always knowing that she had the ability to do ‘this weird thing’. She spoke about her first memory of her gift – being fifteen years old and giving a total stranger a rather chilling diagnosis. She went on to describe how she slowly turned her talents into the successful business venture for which she is now renowned. Moving on to her celebrated television career with Star Psychic and Psychic Sally on the Road, Sally described her enviable experience working with celebrities and members of the royal family. La Voix also interspersed Sally’s stories with questions from the audience, allowing us the opportunity to ask anything we wanted.

La Voix Meets Psychic Sally Morgan was an incredibly enjoyable interview bursting with laughter and just a few innuendos and tangents that had the duo giggling conspiratorially before steering back towards La Voix’s list of questions. La Voix commanded the space exceptionally; her knowing glances and sublime quick wit sending the audience into fits of laughter throughout. Breezing into the space and positively shining in a white sequined gown, she kicked off the evening with a flawless rendition of ‘Cabaret’ before welcoming Sally onstage and beginning the interview. She kept the atmosphere light, gently poking fun at her special guest and joking about the spirits who had accompanied Sally for the evening.

As, no doubt, the whole audience had been silently wishing, Sally delivered some messages for a few individuals. The audience was encouraged to write down questions for Sally and a few people asked if she could communicate with their loved ones. Initially this got off to a rocky start, with Sally providing a (rather obscure) name to a man from the audience which had no meaning to him. However, after the name was followed with a message, a lady sitting just in front of him gasped and announced that she believed the message to be for her. One of the most fascinating segments of the interview involved the conversation around Sally’s working relationship with the late Princess of Wales and how she had, unbeknownst to her, foreseen her tragic death.

The relaxed conversation between La Voix and Sally made for a truly charming show. La Voix’s fantastic interview technique and ability to include the audience throughout the interview kept everyone’s attention and ensured the pace of the show moved swiftly. I’ll certainly be keeping an eye out to see what La Voix brings us next!

Broadway Baby 2017

Broadway Baby 2017

To describe La Voix purely as a singer would be like calling Picasso a decorator

West End Wilma 2017

West End Wilma 2017

See it if you can, she is brilliant. Don’t just take my word for it, go and see a legend in the making.

Broadway Baby 2014

Broadway Baby 2014

La Voix is no longer just the best newcomer - she's the headliner